February 28, 2019
During this briefing, panelists discussed combined international efforts to counter illicit manufacturing and trafficking of opioids and synthetic opioids like fentanyl, along with domestic and international efforts to mitigate opioid and synthetic opioid abuse. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was the honorary co-host of the event.

Speakers at the event included:
- Phil Welzant, Senior Drug Advisor in the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs;
- Dr. Angela Me, Chief of Research from the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime;
- Dr. Nata Menabde, Executive Director of the WHO Office at the United Nations, New York;
- Kevin Roy, Chief Public Policy Officer for Shatterproof.